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MLB’s Torii Hunter Held at Gunpoint by Cops

Thu., Apr. 5, 2012 11:09 AM EST
by Devon Chatman

Los Angles Angels center fielder Torii Hunter had a loaded gun aimed at him yesterday, in front of his house. Cops raced to his mansion in Newport, Calif., in response to a triggered house alarm.

Hunter explained on Twitter that he accidentally triggered the house alarm and 20 minutes later cops arrived to investigate.

The four-time All-Star says he went outside to talk with the cops and, “They drew their guns on me.”

Hunter then suggested he was racially profiled posting another tweet saying, “They didn’t believe I lived here in Newport Coast so they walked me upstairs at gunpoint to get my ID.”

He continued,  “When I showed him my ID, he said I’m an Angel fan hope u guys have a great season. ARE U KIDDING ME!!!!!! Lol.”

One of Hunter’s teammates chimed in with a tweet that read, “That’s racist.”

Hunter responded, “lol … Now you know I can’t say that.”

A few hours later Hunter tweeted, “Hey Twitterland! I’m not upset that the cops did their job today. I’m actually glad they were protecting [my] home.”

He added, “It was my fault that the alarm went off anyways. I just thought it was cool to let u guys know my awkward moment for today. The cops that were here today had there guns drawn but pointed downward for safety. Those guys handled the situation like trained cops.”

You have to wonder, is the abrupt change of tone to avoid a fine or were the cops simply doing their job?

Let’s just be happy Hunter didn’t walk out of his house wearing a hoodie.

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  • R Lauk

    Come on. I grew up in Southern California and I can tell you it is not like that there. I am sure they were just protecting his house and making sure it was his and he belonged there. I seriously doubt it was because of his race. Really. They don’t have that problem in Orange County. Even during the LA riots there was nothing in Orange County.